Trainee Archivist

Worcester, Worcestershire
£22,571 - £24,920 per annum
13 Jul 2022
31 Jul 2022
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Job Title: Trainee Archivist
Salary: £22,571 - £24,920  per annum
37 Hours
Location: The Hive, Worcester
Temporary 9 Months

The Role

We have a job opportunity for a Graduate Trainee to join our archive team at Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Service based at the unique Hive in Worcester.

This vacancy is open to graduates (and those expecting to graduate in 2021) who intend to pursue a post-graduate course in archives administration or records management and seeking suitable paid experience.

You will be working in the public searchroom, cataloguing historic documents, assisting with Conservation and Outreach work. The post is for 9 months and is based on-site. You must be able to work effectively in a team, work independently, demonstrate a good sense of initiative and possess attention to detail. You will also have excellent communication skills and customer service experience. This is a traineeship and as such you will receive training in a range of aspects of the role. It is expected that applicants will have some but not a significant amount of archival experience.

A commitment to follow the traineeship with a professional archival qualification is expected.

Please note the working pattern will be Monday to Friday however some Saturdays and occasional evening work will be required.

Informal enquiries to:


In return, you can look forward to (per annum, pro rata for part-time) :

• 25 days’ leave plus bank holidays (potential to match up to 30 days)
• Green Car Scheme
• Bike Scheme
• Career average pension scheme
• Relocation package up to £10,000 (subject to T&Cs)
• Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts 

Disability Confident

We are inclusive – this is really important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. 

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.


Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.
In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.


Applications are invited to apply for this role. 

Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Application Closing Date: 31st July 2022
Anticipated Interview Date: 11th August 2022

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